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Projects of Many Sizes, Managed with ARCHICAD

Projects of Many Sizes, Managed with ARCHICAD

David Clayton, AIA of DEIV Architecture has been using ARCHICAD for the better part of the past two years.

“I kept thinking that I’ve always loved ARCHICAD. It’s the only software I know of that you can have good quality documents while being editing and designing in perspective mode.I just like designing in perspective because that’s how we see things with our eyes.”

Returning to the Days of Ancient ArchiCAD

Returning to the Days of Ancient ArchiCAD

A lot has happened since 2006 As of January 2016, I have been using ARCHICAD for ten years. I first used ARCHICAD while working for the Nelson Tremain Partnership in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Below is a rendering I did for them in 2006 using ARCHICAD 9’s brand new...
Clark Design Group Uses ARCHICAD to Speed Up Approvals

Clark Design Group Uses ARCHICAD to Speed Up Approvals

Clark Design Group plans their projects, using ARCHICAD, and simplifies the lengthy planning and design period of a project before creating construction documents. Dubbed “participatory planning” the process involves designing in real-time in front of the client – on the entire scope of projects taken on by the firm, industrial, medical, institutional and has helped the firm become more efficient and productive.
“The way the building functions will change and evolve based on the client’s needs, but they change for the better because the building works the way they need it to work. When you solve their problems, your design ideas can still be preserved, but what you get are new opportunities for more creative architecture.”

VernerJohnson Relies on ARCHICAD During the A to Z of Museum Planning

VernerJohnson Relies on ARCHICAD During the A to Z of Museum Planning

Boston-based Verner Johnson, Inc. specializes in planning and designing museums and the outdoor public spaces they occupy. Their planning work involves developing a complete facility program to understand what types of spaces within the museum are required, how large they need to be, and how they need to relate to one another. The firm relies on ARCHICAD to develop a master plan, which can then be used to assist existing or new museums develop their mission and be successful in achieving it.

ARCHICAD Firm Wins AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Design Competition

The team at Galbraith Carnahan Architects (GCA) took first place in the recent 2015 AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Design Competition. Using ARCHICAD, architect, Nick Carnahan, and intern architects Brandon Reinke and John Annis seized the opportunity to display their skills by submitting a design titled The Oneida. Using ARCHICAD 18 and the built-in rendering engine powered by CineRender, the design shows off a more modern look, using materials that play off the old and new components.

New ARCHICAD, New Windows OS, New Mac OS, repeat.

New ARCHICAD, New Windows OS, New Mac OS, repeat.

I rarely put warnings before my blog posts. I think I will today: upgrading software is a complex yet super simple decision. The discussion that follows is an attempt to navigate that contradiction. Converging Forces Over on my blog, there are two regular features...
Sylla International Designs Innovative House with ARCHICAD

Sylla International Designs Innovative House with ARCHICAD

More than a year ago here on the blog, we profiled Cheikh Sylla of Tampa, FL-based Sylla International and his decision to adopt ARCHICAD over another BIM software he had been using for quite some time. Since then he has been busy, putting his skills and ARCHICAD to the test. At the start of 2015 Sylla evaluated his decision candidly, honestly sharing his experience for his readers and other architects considering a similar change.

Get Your ARCHICAD Rhino Connection

Check out this YouTube video demonstrating the power of the Rhinoceros® – ARCHICAD connection, announced in April of 2015. The connection enables ARCHICAD users on both the Mac and Windows platforms to export a model created in Rhino, and then import it into...
Looking Back a Bit

Looking Back a Bit

Thanks to handy little social media apps, we can call up the past pretty easily. Do you know where you were a year ago today? I do. I was up before sunrise. I was in another country. I was drinking LOTS of coffee. (heck, it was EARLY) I had good reason to be doing all...
A Holiday Surprise from GRAPHISOFT

A Holiday Surprise from GRAPHISOFT

This weekend, people around the world will participate in Easter celebrations, namely Easter egg hunts. In honor of the Easter holiday the team at GRAPHISOFT put together a calorie-free surprise for you. You don’t need to leave your desk – just click on...
Pen Sets, Part Eight: Thoughts on Naming

Pen Sets, Part Eight: Thoughts on Naming

This is the Eighth post in my extremely long series on Pens and Pen Sets in ArchiCAD. If you need a refresher, here are the other posts: Pen Sets, Part One Pen Sets, Part Two Pen Sets, Part Three Pen Sets, Part Four Pen Sets, Part Five Pen Sets, Part Six Pen Sets,...
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